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African-American artists of Los Angeles oral history transcript, 1992-1993 : John Riddle (2000)

Author: Riddle, John, 1933- interviewee; Mason, Karen Anne, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
Subject: Riddle, John, 1933-; Hammons, David, 1943-; Outterbridge, John, 1933-; Pajaud, William E., 1925-; Purifoy, Noah; African American artists
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Possible copyright status: In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Language: English
Call number: srlf_ucla:LAGE-4433513
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: University of California Libraries
Collection: oralhist; yrlsc; cdl; americana
Notes: Irregular pagination.

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Volume includes index

The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection. 3rd ed. / compiled by Teresa Barnett (Los Angeles : Oral History Program, Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999); available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Riddle was born on March 18, 1933 in Los Angeles. He received an AA in earth science at LA City College, a BA in education and art at CSU Los Angeles and an MA at CSU Los Angeles. He has executed many public art works, many of them on prominent buildings, in Georgia and in California. He has also art for Hollywood productions, one of which (Renaissance in Black--Two Artists' Lives, arnered him two Emmys in 1971

The interview begins with Riddle's childhood in Los Angeles, then continues through his activities as an artist in the Los Angeles area. Major topics of discussion include Riddle's individual works of art, African American artists in LA, the effects of racism and Riddle's philosophy of art

Transcript of a 5.8-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program

Forms part of: Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles

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